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  1. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    Intermission Knife I'm working on for a customer.
  2. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    Kindness... It never actually works.
  3. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    I'm gonna need a bigger forge.
  4. Falstaff

    Need ID

    I thought you knew them all too.
  5. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    I'm not sure you'll get the answer you seek. The high carbon spike isn't all that high in carbon, just higher than a regular spike. It will still bend rather than break, but I honestly don't know why they are used.
  6. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    Here's a bit of "useless" information for anyone who might plan to make a railroad spike knife. The spike on the left is a typical spike, the one on the right is a high carbon spike.(note the HC at the bottom) A higher carbon content makes for better hardening, and holds an edge better.
  7. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    My wife makes fun of me for that.
  8. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    This is copper with brass.
  9. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    Should be fine. I can't imagine it would be any weaker than copper tube filled with epoxy, like some mosaic pins are made.
  10. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    The brass will also darken over time, but in a contrasting shade of brown. I think the silver would look off once the padauk darkens.
  11. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    I can't balance that well. I have a drum mower, it would be plenty entertaining to see me sharpen the blades. But the language...the language. I don't make wall hangers. Just wanted to check, I have some ideas I've been wanting to work on. This is a good time to do it.
  12. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    @Verrt Is this going to be strictly knives? Or is any bladed tool allowed?
  13. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    A lot of people temper with a torch. Map gas is probably better than propane, but propane is doable. You can also temper in the oven. Also a lot of knives out there made from saw blades and whatnot with a grinder. You've always been good at figuring out new things, so I have faith in your...
  14. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    It relaxes me a whole lot more than bicycle building.
  15. Falstaff

    Knife buildoff challenge

    Oh, what the heck. I'm in. I've got plenty of steel, even a blank or two. And a nice walnut slab I've been wanting to trim some fat from to make scales. Thanks for the heads up @OddJob
  16. Falstaff

    We bought a 100+ year old stone cottage!

    He said he's doing fine, just been really busy.
  17. Falstaff

    We bought a 100+ year old stone cottage!

    I logged on for the same reason. Haven't heard from him.
  18. Falstaff

    Messing around lacing two rims together...

    I think when Luke did his he riveted them together. On my attempt, I wanted a belt drive between the tires. So I welded steel between the rims to act as a pulley.